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Tonight it’s a rock-a-bye baby to the day playlist featuring…

Playoffs. – “Aperol Spritz
Prince Daddy & the Hyena – “Curly Q
Fine Grain – “Calculate
Seize Atlantis – “Paradise Lost
The Erotics – “Ride It To Death
Frank Palangi – “Fire Of Love

The Attic Classic: In the early 1980’s hard rock was fracturing. New sub-genres were emerging and hitting the airwaves. The Capital District reflected the changes, with bands forming to follow the quickly changing rockscape.

Among those were CZAR, a hard rock / heavy metal outfit that released “Iron Curtain” b/w “Black Sunday” in 1982 on MCE Records. The songs hammered the doom and dread of the Cold War with a driving rhythm, classic whammy-bar guitar and screaming vocals.

In 2021 RidingEasy Records, based in San Pedro CA and well known for their Brown Acid series of rare, lost and unreleased proto-metal and stoner rock singles from the 60s and 70s, released ‘Scrap Metal: Vol. 1.’ It collects ten of the lost and unknown heavy metal tracks they’d uncovered which didn’t fit into the series aesthetic.

Included in that set is the “Iron Curtain” single, appearing here as a rediscovered Attic Classic.

Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be any readily available video of CZAR. So how about a nice one from 2022 Eddie Award nominated Prince Daddy and The Hyena? Their nominations included Punk/Hardcore Artist of the Year and Record of the Year for “Curly Q.”

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